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No more rebooting

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  • No more rebooting. Period.
  • Linux reboots are a thing of the past with Ksplice

The GStreamer, Cairo Video Hackfest Results

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phoronix.com: Last month we talked about a hackfest to improve Linux video playback that came about after a GNOME developer began work on using Cairo/Pixman for raw video in GStreamer and looking at other ways to leverage hardware acceleration within this major open-source multimedia framework.

Novell Strips BitTorrent DHT Technology from openSUSE

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torrentfreak.com: The Pirate Bay’s tracker closure has spurred several discussions about DHT, BitTorrent’s fallback technology for when central trackers are unavailable. According to some, DHT has some problems of its own. Novell, for example, decided to ship openSUSE with the BitTorrent client Transmission, but not before stripping DHT support.

Docky & AWN

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A Quick Chat With OpenShot Creator Jonathan Thomas

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Interviews

omgubuntu.co.uk: I took a few minutes to chat with Jonathan Thomas, creator and all round nice guy from OpenShot (better known as “iMovie for Linux” around these parts!), to find out what the application is up to, what their plans are for the future and when we can expect a stable release…

mpreaper: keep your temp files under control

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debaday.debian.net: The tmpreaper utility will clean out your temporary file directories by recursively removing files that haven’t been accessed in some amount of time.

Opera 10.10 Just A Smidgeon Away

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Xandros Launches Apps2Market

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Web

thevarguy.com: Xandros, the company behind the Linux distribution called Xandros OS, has launched a custom application store that will deliver digital content to any kind of Internet-connect device, agnostic of any sort of platform.

Timed downloads

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Ubuntu
HowTos

For quite some time I've been looking for a tool to download a list of files (stored in a text file) at a certain time and, if possible, shutdown after completion. Unfortunately there is no know Linux-application that can perform these tasks. Then I got the idea to combine the use of Wget with that of a scheduler.

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